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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    British model of governance is nothing for Hong Kong to boast about

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 06:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to be familiar, including the catastrophic, and ultimately aborted, attempt by Margaret Thatcher's government to replace unpopular local property taxes with a flat per capita poll tax. There's ... government to recover ill-gotten gains from convicted criminals. It may have sounded like a good idea, but by the time the Assets Recovery Agency was wound up four years later, it had spent £65 ...

  2. Seeing through China's new property bubble

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to obstruct your view. Estimating how many of these buildings there are is tricky, but property agency Colliers International estimates that 38 per cent of the grade A office space in Beijing's ... with Tom Holland We've heard a lot in the past few days about how a speculative bubble is inflating in the mainland property market. Among the worried is the mayor of Shanghai. ...

  3. No recovery in sight yet for China property developers

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Among the big beneficiaries of this month's rally in stock prices have been the Hong Kong-listed shares of mainland property developers. In some cases the returns have been startling. Agile Property Holdings, for example, is up 59 per cent since the beginning of March, while Guangzhou R&F Properties has risen 60 per cent. The extent and rapidity ...

  4. Foreign companies must do their bit to combat piracy

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Along with currency manipulation, the naked theft of intellectual property has emerged as the favourite complaint of foreign businesspeople criticising China. But although ... the inadequacy of intellectual property protection in China, and- at a senior level at least- appears willing to move towards adopting international standards of practice. Secondly, whereas foreign ...

  5. Stock market elation will soon evaporate

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Not only would a default have inflicted a crushing blow to the ailing US property market, it would also have ignited a diplomatic firestorm. Between them, the two agencies have issued more than ... hanging over financial markets. With the chance that either of the agencies would default on their debt eliminated, investors rediscovered some of their appetite for risk and bought heavily ...

  6. Reits facade can lead you down the wrong path

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... is to turn detective and to wear out a little shoe-leather. 'Investors need to look at the underlying assets,' says David Watt, an executive director of property agency DTZ Debenham Tie ... As property firms lure investors with real estate investment trusts, Tom Holland advises caution Real estate investment trusts, or reits, are all the rage right now in Hong Kong. Following ...

  7. China won't risk its assets with a rebalancing act

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of foreign exchange and fixed-income asset dealers, China probably holds 75 per cent or more of its reserves in US dollars. Much of that is in the form of US government or agency debt. After last ... the revaluation. That could lead to a wholesale flight from dollar assets, warned Mr Roach, 'a precipitous decline in the dollar, a spike in US interest rates, a collapse in the US property market, ...

  8. Government should shelve GST proposal and tackle first things first

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... here is that Hong Kong's government is overly dependent on income from property sales for its revenues. When property prices plunged in 1997, so did demand at land auctions, pushing ... Monetary Fund to credit rating agency Standard & Poor's also back a GST, portraying it as the answer to Hong Kong's budgetary problems. Sure enough, charged at 3 per cent, a GST would ...



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